BGCT organization, membership, enrollment, attendance data

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 18 November 2008

Organization/membership data

yearlocal associationschurcheschurches (SBC)churches, uniquely alignedchurches, dually alignedchurch-type missionstotal, churches & missionstotal membersmembers, residentmembers, nonresidentbaptismsbaptism ratio (members/baptism)year
1930       508,000    1930
1931       530,000    1931
1932       550,000    1932
1933       575,000    1933
1934       595,000    1934
1935       605,000    1935
1936631,730     615,000    1936
19371072,219     645,000    1937
19381072,044     675,000    1938
19391101,964     705,000    1939
19401102,471     720,000    1940
19411122,507     765,000    1941
19421113,104     770,000    1942
19431133,128     820,000    1943
19441102,964     860,000    1944
19451133,095     910,000    1945
19461143,146     950,000    1946
19471153,140     1,000,000    1947
19481163,214     1,044,258771,621272,63748,62121.51948
19491173,216     1,091,049806,361284,68850,85521.51949
19501223,287     1,149,559841,091308,46856,27420.41950
19511193,326     1,203,569876,813326,75661,59619.51951
19521203,411     1,254,233914,831339,40261,08820.51952
19531213,474     1,307,054953,801353,25362,51220.91953
19541223,569     1,363,685991,835371,85066,63420.51954
19551223,654     1,419,8021,032,235387,56769,94420.31955
19561223,714   4314,1451,463,2931,067,699395,59465,80322.21956
19571253,784   4174,2011,504,2111,093,540410,67161,81324.31957
19581253,837   4674,3041,543,0651,120,920422,14564,69923.81958
19591253,843   4404,2831,579,1391,149,693429,44634,85345.31959
19601253,861   4944,3551,624,0311,171,568452,56360,15827.01960
19611233,917   4674,3841,658,7571,194,523464,23460,66127.31961
19621233,910   6004,5101,687,3671,203,809483,55858,19229.01962
19631233,908   5934,5011,712,0471,214,315497,73254,64731.31963
19641233,929   5964,5251,736,0921,223,356512,73656,65230.61964
19651203,931   5404,4711,763,7411,234,730529,01153,95632.71965
19661223,927   5024,4291,786,8891,240,967545,92253,34433.51966
19671213,938          1967
19681213,936          1968
19691203,8973,906    1,868,078  56,25833.21969
19701183,8673,870    1,898,6051,289,153609,45258,04332.71970
19711183,854          1971
19721183,844          1972
19731183,855          1973
19741183,852          1974
19751173,914          1975
19761163,935          1976
19771173,942          1977
19781173,961          1978
19791183,982          1979
19801183,982          1980
19811194,041          1981
19821194,046          1982
19831184,093          1983
19841124,112          1984
19851124,100          1985
19861124,184          1986
19871124,216          1987
19881124,228          1988
19891124,237          1989
19901124,335   9205,255 1,580,000   1990
19911124,517          1991
19921124,551          1992
19931124,655          1993
19941124,646          1994
19951124,658          1995
19961124,717   9765,6932,696,1691,733,390 61,51343.81996
19971124,784   1,0835,8672,682,3071,740,944 67,57439.71997
19981134,817   1,1225,9392,691,5541,753,339 69,26638.91998
19991134,872   1,1035,9752,716,0061,769,888 68,08339.91999
20001134,805          2000
20011144,379   1,3285,7072,462,1551,593,350 53,41546.12001
20021124,3644,443  1,3525,7162,439,8331,603,976 51,27047.62002
20031124,339        48,920 2003
20041154,322   1,3255,6472,370,9661,559,377 47,79549.62004
2005  4,321         2005
2006110 4,5003,9515,459  2,360,9101,485,523875,38741,95356.32006
2007107 4,5364,0325041,1005,6002,330,6011,537,285793,31636,27964.22007
yearlocal associationschurcheschurches (SBC)churches, uniquely alignedchurches, dually alignedchurch-type missionstotal, churches & missionstotal membersmembers, residentmembers, nonresidentbaptismsbaptism ratio (members/baptism)year


Enrollment/attendance data

yearworship attendanceSunday school enrollmentSunday school attendanceTraining Unions, numberTraining Union enrollmentTraining Union attendanceWMU enrollmentBrotherhood/RA enrollmentmusic ministry enrollmentyear
1888   122    1888
1889   7145    1889
1890   17215    1890
1891   23411    1891
1892   31730    1892
1893   39790    1893
1894   611,251    1894
1895   761,577    1895
1896   912,315    1896
1897   1122,759    1897
1898   1242,930    1898
1899   1322,975    1899
1900   1252,851    1900
1901   1302,750    1901
1902   1393,125    1902
1903   1453,276    1903
1904   1673,650    1904
1905   1614,500    1905
1906   1735,850    1906
1907   2055,972    1907
1908   2566,125    1908
1909   3008,750    1909
1910   41511,985    1910
1911   39011,500    1911
1912   37511,900    1912
1913   41012,325    1913
1914   39712,624    1914
1915   51216,841    1915
1916   55216,554    1916
1917   1,12326,721    1917
1918   1,57534,194    1918
1919   1,80357,657    1919
1920   2,19364,121    1920
1921   2,30073,794    1921
1922   2,52581,152    1922
1923   2,989101,342    1923
1924   3,419107,657    1924
1925   3,550108,172    1925
1926   3,725110,381    1926
1927   3,965113,692    1927
1928   4,024116,332    1928
1929   4,431121,083    1929
1930   4,648122,774    1930
1931   5,536128,605    1931
1932   5,913131,789    1932
1933 442,000 7,071132,959    1933
1934 460,000 7,758145,605    1934
1935 470,000 8,149158,535    1935
1936 480,000 8,279166,039    1936
1937 490,000 8,510167,751    1937
1938 510,000 8,642169,372    1938
1939 550,000 8,865183,906    1939
1940 540,000 9,748201,186    1940
1941 540,000 10,959211,611    1941
1942 535,000 11,085217,263    1942
1943 532,933 10,010217,009    1943
1944 550,000 9,652196,703    1944
1945 580,000 9,010173,544    1945
1946 630,000 9,403183,607    1946
1947 665,479 10,469193,709    1947
1948 720,000342,85810,563203,499111,948   1948
1949 770,000367,35310,891218,325128,754   1949
1950 820,000390,53813,304240,332143,993   1950
1951 848,112419,24113,384272,105155,081142,53149,813 1951
1952 986,296 14,284298,412 154,62956,724 1952
1953 919,801459,70414,471346,125190,698158,37660,122 1953
1954 1,009,385518,73815,462384,643210,381   1954
1955 1,054,822549,08815,485424,483229,104   1955
1956 1,095,497579,08316,521488,762234,667168,67289,833 1956
1957 1,111,421573,602 471,439234,323165,25195,959 1957
1958 1,127,071569,142 461,338223,092167,177105,788 1958
1959 1,141,799585,818 469,612227,845195,73593,30382,8311959
1960 1,157,329589,901 478,197233,729195,754107,60596,5381960
1961 1,170,376605,197 478,832236,587200,06691,538106,2261961
1962 1,174,142605,436 473,726232,980194,68387,715117,1251962
1963 1,170,128587,675 458,324219,452191,90182,320124,7451963
1964 1,166,779587,946 445,665210,773186,11778,088136,7371964
1965 1,167,782583,079 433,273204,790186,36074,057138,8001965
1966 1,152,747563,848 420,381195,172184,15270,589144,7501966
1967         1967
1968         1968
1969 1,123,994  412,124 161,25160,697161,4931969
1970 1,108,639  380,480 147,35260,236166,1601970
1971         1971
1972         1972
1973         1973
1974         1974
1975         1975
1976         1976
1977         1977
1978         1978
1979         1979
1980         1980
1981         1981
1982         1982
1983         1983
1984         1984
1985         1985
1986         1986
1987         1987
1988         1988
1989         1989
1990680,0001,350,000600,000 295,000   259,0001990
1991         1991
1992         1992
1993         1993
1994         1994
1995 1,392,935608,143      1995
1996 1,415,689609,858 342,643 126,097118,829261,7731996
1997 1,410,617624,176 374,916 112,89471,855247,2301997
1998 1,442,139628,467 378,539 118,16880,375251,5491998
1999860,0001,442,025635,706 326,419 120,48280,320235,7721999
2000         2000
2001795,9221,323,123599,436 304,725 80,76366,759210,7042001
2002 1,245,905571,323 292,455 114,47049,549196,4202002
2003         2003
2004 1,210,779565,737 320,872 117,23748,415186,2062004
2005         2005
2006 1,090,823  159,973 43,17416,78171,3692006
2007 1,086,895       2007
yearworship attendanceSunday school enrollmentSunday school attendanceTraining Unions, numberTraining Union enrollmentTraining Union attendanceWMU enrollmentBrotherhood/RA enrollmentmusic ministry enrollmentyear


Entity/annual meeting data

yearBaptist schools, enrollmentBaptist Standard circulationhome missionariesmessengers, annual meetingvisitors, annual meetingtotal attendance, annual meetingassociations represented, annual meetingchurches represented, annual meetingother states represented, annual meetingyear
1936   2,1194602,581 80871936
1937   1,4451941,6398362091937
1938     2,51273851 1938
1939     2,21671775 1939
1940     2,383 846 1940
1941     1,733 668 1941
1942     2,132 863 1942
1943   1,785 1,785 779 1943
1944   2,200 2,200 909 1944
1945   2,701 2,701 1,012 1945
1946     3,167 1,039 1946
1947     2,541 898 1947
19487,420    4,0131131,106 1948
19498,165  1,667 1,667112688 1949
19507,271  3,596 3,5961221,281 1950
19516,590  3,692 3,6921171,248 1951
19526,546  3,824 3,8241191,447 1952
19537,405  2,854 2,8541201,198 1953
19547,428  3,777 3,7771221,603 1954
19558,247  3,767 3,7671191,331 1955
19568,649  3,4694563,9251201,288 1956
19577,867  2,928 2,9281151,264 1957
19587,961  2,679 2,6791251,260 1958
1959   3,186 3,1861251,448 1959
1960   3,519 3,5191241,590 1960
1961   3,504 3,5041231,45821961
1962   3,374 3,3741231,48221962
1963   3,489 3,4891201,36821963
1964   2,968 2,9681231,343 1964
1965   3,312 3,3121171,478 1965
1966   3,117 3,1171201,33321966
1967   2,483 2,4831201,097 1967
1968  4523,165 3,1651211,362 1968
1969   3,053 3,0531201,259 1969
1970  4952,578 2,5781181,103 1970
1971   3,576 3,5761171,247 1971
1972   2,592 2,5921181,118 1972
1973   2,314 2,3141181,069 1973
1974   2,126 2,126118937 1974
1975   2,6284043,0321151,156 1975
1976   3,4536673,4531161,180 1976
1977   2,5445753,1291171,209 1977
1978   2,5289333,4611161,07891978
1979   2,4826173,099115808 1979
1980   4,2665374,8031161,344141980
1981   3,5165324,0481171,35481981
1982   2,8437033,5461171,15361982
1983   2,5636833,246117973151983
1984   4,0755424,6171121,353131984
1985   4,2756494,9241121,26611985
1986   2,3685312,89911281871986
1987   5,1742975,4711121,44491987
1988   4,7375095,2461111,369111988
1989   5,0784785,5561121,35681989
1990   7,5405368,0761121,63041990
1991   11,15931011,4691122,11261991
1992   6,2663296,9161121,420121992
1993   5,4893935,8821121,357121993
1994   6,1997176,9161122,74281994
1995   6,8673987,2651121,533101995
199637,622  7,3303257,6551121,681111996
199737,282  6,1002836,3831121,43891997
199832,394  5,3823295,7111131,218111998
1999   2,2993602,6591101,750101999
2000   6,7132626,9751131,42392000
2001   3,3173383,65511486592001
200243,997175,0008253,3273593,68610887592002
200345,047  2,5825033,085108798172003
200444,773  2,9377083,6451081,22692004
2005   2,440     2005
2006 86,2077541,990     2006
200735,00084,7795912,027     2007
2008   1,891     2008
yearBaptist schools, enrollmentBaptist Standard circulationhome missionariesmessengers, annual meetingvisitors, annual meetingtotal attendance, annual meetingassociations represented, annual meetingchurches represented, annual meetingother states represented, annual meetingyear


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